Title: Maximizing Longevity: Erythropoietin's Impact on Sickle Cell Anemia Survival Rates
Author(s): Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu
Year 2024
Publisher: Annals of Medicine & Surgery Publish Ahead of Print
File: PDF

for affected individuals. This paper reviews the potential impact of erythropoietin therapy in
enhancing life expectancy and ameliorating complications in individuals with Sickle Cell
Anemia. Erythropoietin, primarily recognized for its role in stimulating red blood cell
production, holds promise in mitigating anemia, reducing transfusion dependence, and possibly
diminishing the frequency and severity of vaso-occlusive crises in SCA patients. Moreover, by
stimulating red blood cell production, erythropoietin therapy might alleviate the vaso-occlusive
process, thus reducing the frequency of painful crises and associated complications.
Additionally, considering the potential side effects and the need for continuous monitoring, the
use of erythropoietin in SCA treatment requires cautious consideration. The potential of
erythropoietin therapy in Sickle Cell Anemia offers a glimpse into novel strategies aimed at
improving the quality of life and extending the life expectancy of affected individuals. In
conclusion, while the application of erythropoietin in SCA treatment holds promise, additional
research is indispensable to comprehend its precise role, optimize dosing strategies, and ensure
safety, thereby paving the way for enhanced life expectancy and improved outcomes for
individuals living with Sickle Cell Anemia